FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin

DRUGS WITH ANNUAL SALES TOPPING $1 BILLION ACCOUNTED FOR APPROXIMATELY 30% OF THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY'S TOTAL SALES IN 2004

March 22, 2006
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Research and Markets has announced the addition of Blockbuster Drugs: A 2005-2014 Forecast to their offering. Blockbuster drugs -- drugs with annual sales topping $1 billion -- accounted for approximately 30% of the pharmaceutical industry's total sales in 2004. In the next several years, patent expiries on many blockbusters will fundamentally alter the sales outlook for leading pharmaceutical companies. What strategies will companies pursue to replace sales lost to generics competition? Business Wire (http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060321005015&newsLang=en)